|Marianne Brandis, Writer, Art Waves #47|
Writer Marianne Brandis has helped a generation of Canadian schoolchildren form a picture of Upper Canada's historical beginnings with her y.a. novels. These days she is focussing on non-fiction, specifically on the lives of her incredible family.
Keywords: fiction; non-fiction; biography; family relationships; young adult novels; Dutch immigration
|Harrison Kennedy, Bluesman, Art Waves #109|
Brought up in the legendary Washington family of singers and musicians, Harrison Kennedy is as fine a bluesman as you are ever going to hear. Indeed when he stopped by the Art Waves studio, he was fresh from bowling them over at the Memphis Blues Challenge. Tune in to hear why Harrison Kennedy has a right to sing the blues, and why doing so gives him--and his lucky audiences--so much joy.
Keywords: blues; songwriting; Lady Day; the Washington family; Jackie Washington; Duke Ellington; Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
|The Van Holsts on Family and Creativity, Art Waves #84|
Richard Van Holst is a writer and his nephew Tyler is a visual artist. Richard is a researcher at Redeemer University College, where Tyler is a student. Art Waves invited them to talk to us about their creative pursuits, as well as the roots of creativity in families.
Keywords: writing; visual art; roots of creativity; family; Charles Dickens; Georgina Hogarth
|206 The Highnote Ramblers ( Jan. 26, 2014)|
Mimi Shaw and Jeff Rosnick of the rockabilly group The Highnote Ramblers fill the Art Waves studio with high lonesome energy as they give us a live concert of covers and original music that will make you sit up and beg for more.
Keywords: rockabilly; Imelda May; Sun Records; Elvis; Johnny Cash; Wanda Jackson; The Carter Family; Brian Setzer and the Stray Cats; Prague Rock; The Reverend Horton Heat; Staircase Cafe; Art Bar; Homegrown Hamilton; Young Rivals; Jacob Moon; Good Food Box; This Ain't Hollywood; Harrison Kennedy; Waddington's Music; Lori Yates; Hank Williams; Mike Rosnick
|207 Studio Babette Puppet Theatre ( Feb. 2, 2014)|
Marie Franek, Helena Adamczyk & Kerry Corrigan are the three incredibly talented women who make up Studio Babette. Puppet masters, actors, set designers, writers and more, they create puppet shows from folk tales, songs, and perhaps most importantly, local history. To learn more about the ancient art of puppetry join us for this magical episode of Art Waves.
Keywords: Ruthven Park; Dundurn Castle; The Pearl Company; Alexander Mergold; Joanne Bingham; Puppet Allsorts; Ronnie Burkette; Mike Harding; Elora Puppeteers; Village Theatre of Waterdown; Gordon Raymond; Jay Turvey; Mr. Dressup; Sesame Street; Birgitte Krag Hansen; Lindy; Sandy Morden; the Annual Morden's Family Festival